David Gorton-’Austerity Measures’ (in rehearsal)

June 9, 2013

David Gorton-’Austerity Measures’ rehearsals and Performance. Wilton’s Music Hall June 12th 2013 But first-something to say about new music, players, and listeners… Dress Rehearsal at Wilton’s Music Hall 12th June 2013Engineer-Jonathan Haskell (Astouding Sounds)   Preliminary Rehearsals Full run through.11th June 2013 Extract (audio rip from videao) 9th June 2013 Kreutzer Quartet and Chris Redgate […]

Bergen-Rosendal Journal May/June 2013

June 6, 2013


…a morning’s work at Rosendal Baroniet

June 3, 2013

…a morning’s work at Rosendal Baroniet Torelli-C minor Prelude (from Walsh ‘Select Preludes and Vollenteries London 1705). Peter Sheppard Skaerved-Stradivari 1698. Workshop recording at Rosendale Baroniet (built 1665) The Manor house of Rosendal Baroniet was built in 1665. It is an inspiring place, by any standards, a modest winged house built around a beautiful courtyard, […]

Clara Schumannn-on Grieg’s Piano

June 2, 2013

Clara Schumann-’Leidenschaftlich Schnell’ (Op 22) Roderick Chadwick (Steinway 1892-Troldaugen), Peter Sheppard Skaerved (Stradivari 1698 ‘Joachim) NB Lo-Fi Audio Rip from digital camera. Rehearsal, 1st June 2013 (Bergen Festspilen 2013)  In 1860, Joachim was giving concerts in Dresden. Hans Christian Andersen was profoundly moved by the concert he gave with Clara Schumann: Dresden 2nd November 1860-Til […]

Festspillene i Bergen 2013-day-by-day

May 29, 2013

Festspillene i Bergen 2013-day-by-day   Something about the previous visits: Back to Lysoen, Three days in Bergen   Wednesday 29th May- Coaching at the Grieg Academy. This was my soft start to an exciting few days. Tomorrow, the rest of the Kreutzer Quartet, plus Roderick Chadwich and the wonderful Michael Finnissy, arrive. But I began by […]

Bach-D minor Partita BWV 1004 (Sarabandes!)

May 25, 2013

Bach-D minor Partita BWV 1004 (Sarabandes!) VIolin-Peter Sheppard SkaervedVersion 1:Version2:Version3: Engineer: Jonathan Haskell(Astounding Sounds) On May 23rd 2013, I recorded the D minor partita, in the wonderful St John the Baptist Church, Aldbury. This marked the completion of recording the 6 solo works, an inspiring journey for this violinist. The  hours of recording were really […]

Listening, watching: Bergen-London April 2013

April 28, 2013

Norway April 2013

April 21, 2013


Ole Bull-Springdands at Lysøen

April 18, 2013

Ole Bull-Springdands at Lysøen On the 26th April 1866, Ole Bull was honoured by the Dansk Norsk Forening in Copenhagen. It was reported that after the toast and been exchanged and Bull honoured, the ‘Flaxen Haired Paganini’ stood quietly in the middle of the room and began to play. ‘Springdances, Hallings, burst from his violin […]

Back to Lysøen.

April 16, 2013

    My great friend and collaborator Sadie Harrison has written me ‘Return to Lysøen’. Well, I have returned, and the first thing that I did was to play the work, back in this lovely room. Just a workshop recording, but playing looking out over the water, enraptured by the glorious architectural counterpoints of the room. […]